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“If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it.”Dr. John H. Kennell
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Reporters and Editors… Let’s talk!
Every week, DONA International is contacted by reporters and editors around the world. As representatives of the world’s leading doula organization, we’d love to talk!
This year, DONA International and our doulas have been featured in articles by Essence magazine, The Bump, Fit Pregnancy, and more!
By Ann Tumblin, LCCE, FACCE, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA) Today, Ann Tumblin reviews a study published last fall that looks at how doulas and labor & delivery nurses view each other in the workplace. Every DONA doula learns that DONA International’s Code of Ethics requires...read more
By Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE Many doulas are aware of the benefits of laboring and/or birthing in water. People have long sunk into the sweet relief of the tub and its warm and soothing contents to minimize many a labor pain. There is a...read more
By Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE Doulas have insight and information about clients during both an exciting and vulnerable time in the family’s childbearing year. We are privileged to hold and keep information that is not generally public...read more
By Sharon Muza, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE DONA International is celebrating their 25th year as a doula organization in 2017. I am proud to say that DONA has never been so strong and vibrant, so full of potential and so primed and ready to carry the doula...read more